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Search dropdown for Guest
by kronnos
04 Dec 2010 18:32

For some reason, when not loged in, the search button the the navigation bar does not have a drop down with options when clicked. I do have search available for guests but did not ever see an option to hide the drop down option for guests.

When a guest clicked on search, it does not give a dropdown option where I also have google search as an option. This means that guests cant use google search, only the advanced search run by the search.php script. So anyway to enable the dropdown or to have the search button link to another url like: forum/googlesearch.php instead of default forum/search.php?

Thank You!

kronnos 12 Dec 2010 00:32

Hasn't this ever been an issue for anyone else?

JacquiiDesigns 12 Dec 2010 07:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by kronnos (Post 2129261)
For some reason, when not loged in, the search button the the navigation bar does not have a drop down with options when clicked. I do have search available for guests but did not ever see an option to hide the drop down option for guests.

When a guest clicked on search, it does not give a dropdown option where I also have google search as an option. This means that guests cant use google search, only the advanced search run by the search.php script. So anyway to enable the dropdown or to have the search button link to another url like: forum/googlesearch.php instead of default forum/search.php?

Thank You!

There's obviously an error in your navbar template code. You say you have a google search option? That's not out-of-box vBulletin functionality, so there's an error in your customized code. Likely an if conditional is incorrect or the link is not coded correctly.

At anyrate - It's quite difficult to troubleshoot for you when you've posted neither the code, nor link to your site o.O

Jacquii.

gabrielt 23 Nov 2011 19:01

Same issue here. I use a product called "Google Seach 1.0", which I can't remember where I downloaded it from. However, even if I didn't have this product installed, what the original poster explained happens here. For guests the Search link is just a single link to search.php, while for registered users the Search link expands to show more options.

--------------- Added 23 Nov 2011 at 19:52 ---------------

Phew, I finally could understand the logic behind this. If the image verification for searches is enabled, the drop-down menu is disabled, because there is not enough space for displaying the verification image.

Therefore, to enable the search drop-down menu for guests/visitors, you have to go to:

vBulletin Options -> Human Verification Options

You need to uncheck "search" and save. The drop-down menu (quick search) will now show for guests/visitors.


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